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Wildflower Nursery – Garden Improvement

Sunday 1st May
Knockbracken Belfat
Free

Dawn Chorus Walk

Sunday 1st May
Mount Stewart
Adult £8, Child £5

Apple Blosson Day

Monday 2nd May
Ardress House, Portadown
Normal Admission, Members Free

50 Things – Go Wild at Castle Ward

Monday 2nd May
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Cruise the Lough

Monday 2nd May
Crom, Co Fermanagh
Adult £4, Child £2

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Ramble with the Head Ranger

Saturday 7th May
Castle Ward
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Behind the Scenes—Bluebell Walks

Saturday 7th May
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
Normal Admission, Members Free

Car Boot Sale at Mount Stewart

Saturday 7th May
Mount Stewart
Car £5, Van £10, Trailer £15

Fishery Open Weekend

Saturday 7th May
Carrick–a–Rede
Normal Admission, Members Free

The Early Bird Catches the Worm

Saturday 7th May
Creggan Country Park
Free

Late Spring Guided Walk

Sunday 8th May
Mount Stewart
Adult £10, Child £5

Spring Walk

Sunday 8th May
Murlough NNR
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Answer the Call: First World War Posters

Thursday 12th May
Down County Museum
Free

Candlelit Tour

Friday 13th May
Castle Coole
Adult £10

Minnowburn Dander

Saturday 14th May
Minnowburn
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Taste of Florence Court

Saturday 14th May
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

Tree Care at Gilford Castle

Sunday 15th May
Gilford Castle
Free

Corn Mill Bursts into Life at Castle Ward

Sunday 15th May
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Dog Agility

Saturday 21st May
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Saint Brendan Sea Safari

Saturday 21st May
Strangford Lough
Adult £15, Child £5, Family £35

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Himalayan Balsam Control

Sunday 29th May
Lough Neagh Shore near Antrim
Free

County Fair

Sunday 29th May
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

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£250,000 for Rethink Waste 8 March 2012

Minister Attwood announces a further £250,000 Rethink Waste funding

Environment Minister Alex Attwood has announced the launch of Rethink Waste’s third year of funding revenue grants totalling £250,000 for 2012/13.

The Rethink Waste grants will be available for revenue projects that will reduce waste to landfill through recycling or reuse activity for Community and Voluntary groups, the private sector, Councils and the three Waste Management Groups.

Over the past two years 18 Rethink Waste (Revenue) Fund Grants have been awarded for projects aimed at targeting behavioural change to encourage the reducing, reusing and recycling of waste.

Commenting on the funding at East Belfast Mission Minister Attwood said: “I have today seen first hand how the Community and Voluntary sector is providing a source for the donation of a wide range of furniture and bicycles some of which would undoubtedly end up in landfill. These items are being turned into good quality reusable assets and making a valuable contribution to the economy. Jobs and training places are being created as well as opportunities for volunteering.

“I am already on record as stating that we need to do more in terms of recycling, and I am also supportive of this type of project which is actively diverting waste from landfill.

“This is the third year in which the Rethink Waste Fund revenue grants are on offer. Over the past two years many Community and Voluntary Groups as well as a small number of private sector applicants have been successful in obtaining grants for revenue projects to encourage behavioural change and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. I urge these bodies to submit high quality proposals to help us divert ever greater amounts of waste from landfill.”

Further details on the application process, including the assessment criteria, application form and guidance notes are available on http://www.rethinkwasteni.org  

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